University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Flowers and Foliage

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

The spider plant is an herbaceous, clumping perennial commonly used as a groundcover or in containers, which reaches up to one foot in height and four feet across. Its simple, linear leaves are bright, smooth, and usually lined with white bands. They are arranged in rosettes. Small plantlets are produced at the end of long stolons. The flowers are small, white, to three-fourths inches across, and borne in racemes.